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Forrester names Proofpoint a Leader in the 2023 Enterprise Email Security Wave

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Email remains a prime channel for threat actors seeking to launch cyber-attacks. It’s true with ransomware. It’s true with credential phishing. And by definition, it’s true with business email compromise, or (BEC). That’s why a comprehensive email security solution is crucial to safeguarding your enterprise.

At Proofpoint, we understand that protecting people and defending data against today’s advanced email threats is critical. And we are thrilled to announce that the industry has acknowledged us. Forrester has recognised us as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2023 report.

In this report, we’ve received the highest current offering category score out of all other vendors evaluated as Leaders.

“Security and risk pros looking for a fully loaded, infrastructure-and-platform-agnostic email security solution now committed to evolving with its customers should consider Proofpoint.”

— The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2023

Proofpoint received the highest score in the Current Offering category. This segment includes criteria such as:

  • Content analysis and processing
  • Machine learning models and training
  • Malicious URL detection
  • Web content security
  • Anti-malware and sandboxing
  • Email authentication

We also tied for the highest score in the Strategy category and received the highest possible score in the Market Presence category. These categories cover criteria such as product vision, innovation, road map and community.

Here is a closer look at how we can help you to better protect your people and defend your data from advanced email threats.

Comprehensive email security

Our complete inbound and outbound email protection helps you to create a robust defence against advanced threats. Features such as data loss prevention (DLP) and encryption ensure that your email infrastructure is safeguarded from unauthorised access and data leaks. Our platform also prevents email fraud by monitoring incoming and outgoing emails for legitimacy.

An exceptional ability to detect threats

We have extensive experience with machine learning and AI. And we combine that knowledge with comprehensive data analysis across multiple channels. As a result, you can trust that we’re always on top of new and emerging threats.

At Proofpoint, our threat analysts use cutting-edge AI and machine learning techniques to inspect more than 2.6 billion emails, 49 billion URLs and 1.9 billion attachments daily. Plus, we actively monitor more than 35 million cloud accounts and 430 million domains daily. At the same time, our global threat research team tracks the activities of more than 100 threat actors.

A rich partner ecosystem

If you want to boost your overall security posture, you need a platform that works seamlessly with the infrastructure you already use. Our platforms can be integrated out-of-the-box with many leading solutions, including Microsoft Defender, CrowdStrike, Palo Alto, Splunk and more. This helps your business:

  • Streamline operations
  • Optimise existing security investments
  • Create a more resilient, multi-layered defence against email threats

Advanced threat intelligence

Our advanced threat intelligence is sourced from trillions of data points to keep you one step ahead of known, unknown and emerging threats. We are known for our state-of-the-art technology and powerful features that proactively identify and block malicious URLs, surface potential web content risks and combat spoofing.

Flexible deployment options

At Proofpoint, we are committed to evolving our technology to stay in step with our customers’ changing email infrastructure needs. That sets us apart as a leader in cybersecurity.

Take our new Inline+API deployment option, for instance. This product offers advanced features such as threat reporting, browser isolation, BEC detection and automated remediation to help you better protect your business against email-based threats.

And our recent acquisition of Illusive Technologies strengthens our ability to detect and respond to identity threats. We can now better protect against threats that stem from identity misuse and privilege escalation, such as ransomware.

Bringing it all together

We’re proud that Forrester has recognised us as a leader in enterprise email security. We believe it shows that our efforts are being noticed by the industry. But more importantly, we think it also underscores how committed we are to protecting people and defending data.

We help enterprises boost their defences with:

  • Comprehensive email security
  • Seamless integration with other security solutions
  • Tools and features that customers really need

If you’re looking for “…a fully loaded, infrastructure-and-platform-agnostic email security solution…,” look no further than Proofpoint.

To learn more about our email threat protection platform, check out The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2023 report here.